So you need guidance on how to earn money online in India, right? then you have come to the right place.
First, let me tell you my online story:
In September 2013, I started searching for ways to make money online just for fun & to prove to others that the internet can generate money.
During that time, I failed several times because I had no knowledge and there were no proper guides available.
After trying this & that for 3 months finally, I succeeded. My first online income was just Rs 6 but you know? it felt like magic.
Back then, I was a B Tech 1st year student but the days passed on very quickly and my online experience & income kept increasing.
When I was in the 4th year of B Tech, I earned $500 (Rs 32k) per month consistently just by working for 1 – 2 hrs a day.
That made me decide to choose the internet as a full-time income source.
Now, I am my own boss and I make thousands of dollars monthly. This was my story!
I hope your online journey will start from here because I have written about all the money earning methods that made me money.
You’ll not have to look anywhere else to find how to earn money online in India without investment.
This post is going to teach you about 10 different ways to make money online not only in India but in any country.
10 Legit Ways to Earn Money Online in India
I am saying this one more time.
You can earn money using these methods not only from India but from any country because the internet is available for everybody.
I have divided money-making methods into 2 categories.
1: Non-professional ways
2: Professional ways
The first category consists of non-professional & easy money making methods but those methods will not make you rich.
The second category consists of little hard but professional ways to make money.
Those methods will guarantee you huge money for a very long time but you need to work very hard in the beginning to achieve success.
Earning money online can be very easy & exciting but at the same time, it can be very difficult as well.
It all depends on you & how you are going to execute things.
If you follow these methods properly then I guarantee that you will start making lots of money. Even Rs 50,000 will come easily.
Category 1: Non-Professional Ways to Make Money Online
These online jobs are very easy and require no investment at all.
Also, you don’t need to have any experience to earn money. I have written in-depth articles about each of these methods on separate pages.
You can refer those pages to learn more(linked after every method).
1: Earn from PTC Sites
PTC sites are one of the best & simplest ways to make money online in India without investment.
PTC stands for paid-to-click that means you will be paid just for viewing advertisements.
Using PTC sites, you can easily earn more than $100(Rs 6,900) per month.
So far I’ve made thousands of dollars from PTC sites.
My favorite ways to earn money from PTC sites are clicking ads, referral program, tasks & offers.
To earn money from PTC sites,
All you need to do is, create an account(registration is free) on any PTC site you are willing to work, then login to your account daily and click ads or complete offers & tasks.
If you want more information about PTC sites then check this How to earn from PTC sites? guide.
There are hundreds of PTC sites but only a few of them are genuine so I recommend you to join the only PTC sites that are listed on that page.
2: Earn by taking Online Surveys
If you want to make money simply by giving your opinion/feedback on the products or services that many companies make then online surveys will be a perfect option for you.
Online surveys consist of very simple questions in the form of multiple-choice.
You just need to select the right choice based on your opinion to complete the survey.
You can earn from Rs 30 – 690($0.50 – $10) by taking a single survey which can take from 5 – 60 minutes to complete.
There are many companies who want to know the opinions of the people about their products or services.
Online surveys help them to know what their customers like and whatnot.
This way the companies keep improving their products or services by conducting online surveys regularly.
To conduct surveys the companies pay money to the online survey sites and those survey sites will pay money to the people who complete those surveys.
To earn money from online surveys you need to join some survey sites and start taking surveys.
If you want to earn money by taking online surveys then check out the list of best survey sites here and start earning.
3: Do Micro Jobs
The term “Micro Jobs” means very tiny jobs. You can earn up to $200 per month doing Micro Jobs.
There are many websites that will pay you for doing very small jobs like
1: Liking/Sharing on Facebook
2: Downloading files & apps
3: Sign up on websites & news tellers
4: Watching videos & websites
5: Reviewing Products and much more.
Yes, you can make money by doing the above works.
Micro Jobs will not generate much money but you can surely make enough income to fill your pocket with extra cash.
The below link will take you to a page where I have written a step-by-step guide on how to earn money doing micro jobs.
You will also find a list of best micro job sites there.
4: Earn by Solving Captchas
Captcha solving is yet another simple way to earn money without paying anything.
To make money by this method, you need to join some Captcha solving sites that will pay you money for solving Captchas.
If you don’t know what are Captchas then have a look at the following image.
You will also see Captchas while registering on many websites.
Captchas are mainly used as a security purpose so that robots cannot enter any website.
Captchas come in many varieties such as image Captcha, voice Captcha, etc.
You can earn from $0.30 – $2 by solving 1000 Captchas.
Check out this Captcha solving jobs guide to earn money by solving Captchas.
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Category 2: Professional Ways to Earn Money Online
All of the methods that I have listed below cannot give you money instantly(except Freelancing & Content writing)
Some methods will even take more than 1 month to generate you money but the plus point is you can make a stable income for a long time.
Start earning money from any of the below methods without investment but if you want to speed up things then I recommend you to invest some money.
5: Become a Freelancer
Have you ever heard of the word “freelancer”? If you haven’t then I am going to tell you what it means.
A Freelancer is a person who works from home on projects given to them by other people.
Freelancers have no bosses & they choose to work only when they want.
That may sound a little bit different but you can become a freelancer too if you have any skills such as audio/video editing, animation, Photoshop, web development, etc.
You can use your skills to earn money by working on others projects.
To start working as a freelancer you need to join some sites called freelancing sites.
Then you need to bid on the projects that relate to your skills. If you get hired then you should complete the given work to earn money.
Check this freelancing jobs guide to find detailed information about freelancing.
6: Become a Content Writer
Content/Article writing is the only money making method that can generate you money today itself but you need to write a good piece of content.
Content writing has a huge demand because there are several thousands of website who are dependent on content to survive.
If you are good at English grammar & can write pretty interesting readable content then there is no reason why you should not be a content writer.
There are several people who make more than enough money just by writing for 3 – 4 times a week.
As a beginner, you cannot make huge money by writing but with experience & time, your income will skyrocket(if you write well).
If you start writing from today then your income per 500-word content will be around $3(Rs 180) and if you keep writing good content then you can earn up to $70 for doing the same.
Check out this content writing jobs guide to learn how to earn money by writing content step-by-step.
7: Start a Blog
Blogging is really an amazing way to earn money online. A blog can generate very stable income for years if done properly.
Generally, a blog is a website that talks about a specific thing or several things.
For example, this(moneywika.com) is a blog where I write about several ways to make money online.
Now you might be thinking about how I am earning doing this?
It is very simple, I promote affiliate links & I display third-party ads such as Adsense to earn money from this blog.
The more visitors I get, the more I earn.
There are many bloggers who earn in Lakhs of rupees every month from their blogs.
If you want to start a blog then you need to be very patience & hardworking because blogging is not something that will generate you money within a few days.
A blog can take from 1 – 5 months to generate income.
You can start a blog on any topic. You can write about weight loss, cooking, shopping, pets, etc.
A blog can be started with or without investment but if you really want to build a blog for stable income then I recommend you to invest. You can start a blog with as low as Rs 3000 per year.
Check this how to create a blog step-by-step guide to learn everything about blogging.
8: Make Money through Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the web’s most popular way of making money online.
It is very similar to selling products & the amount you can earn through affiliate marketing is unlimited.
In Affiliate marketing, you don’t need to purchase the product to sell it.
Suppose you want to sell something offline, first you need to purchase that product at cheap price & then you need to sell it for a high value to make a profit.
But in the case of affiliate marketing, you don’t need to purchase any product in order to sell.
All you need to do is join affiliate programs and promote their products by using the affiliate links provided by them.
When someone purchases their product using your affiliate link then you will get a commission. The products you will be promoting can be a physical or digital good.
For example, let say you are promoting a product which costs Rs 30,000. If the commission rate per sale is 20% then when you make a sale, you will earn 20% of Rs 30,000 (i.e Rs 6,000).
You can sell that product as many times as you want. The more sales you bring, the more you will earn.
You can promote affiliate products through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, blog, etc.
To start affiliate marketing, join any affiliate programs like Amazon, Flipkart, Clickbank, etc and start promoting their products using your affiliate link.
9: Buy & Sell Domains
Buying & selling domains, also called as domain flipping is one of the oldest methods to make money online.
You can buy domains at cheap prices and can sell them for high to a make profit.
Every website has a name & that name is called as domain name. For example, the domain name of this website is moneywika.com.
You can buy a domain for $10 and can sell it for as high as 10 to 1000 times in value.
But domain flipping is not something that will make you rich overnight. To buy & sell domains successfully, you need to have good knowledge of what you are doing.
If you want to buy domains then you can buy them for cheap price from domain registrar sites like Namecheap & Godaddy.
10: Make Money with YouTube
Due to a reduction in the cost of mobile data rates, YouTube has become a regular visiting place for millions of people in India.
These days to search anything, people are directly visiting YouTube instead of Google.
If you think that you can make very interesting videos that can engage your visitors then YouTube can generate you a huge amount of money.
To start a YouTube channel you need to decide on a topic first. Generally, channels having tutorial videos, Entertainment/funny videos grow faster.
After your channel becomes popular, you can monetize it with Adsense ads or Affiliate links to generate money from it.
Due to too competition, YouTube is becoming a harder place to earn money so plan everything properly before starting a channel.
Bonus: Earn Money by Teaching
Do you have knowledge about something? And would you like to teach in order to earn money?
Then you can join online teaching websites like Udemy, Teachable, Lynda, etc.
You can create your online courses and can sell them on those websites. When students enroll in your courses then you will earn money.
On online teaching websites, the competition will be a little high because many instructors will be teaching about the same thing.
So in order to make your online courses popular, you need to create awesome courses at a cheap price.
You can also create a YouTube channel or a blog to earn money by teaching.
What all I need to start Earning Online?
To start earning online you don’t need to have any educational qualifications or experience. Age & Gender doesn’t matter as well.
College Students, housewives, retired people, etc can earn money online without investment.
To make money, you should have basic English knowledge along with the following requirements.
1: Patience & Time
2: A PC/Laptop with an internet connection(Smart Phones too but it will be hard)
3: An Email Account
4: A Bank Account
5: Money(about Rs 3000) if you want to create a website/blog.
If you don’t have a bank account now then don’t worry because creating a bank account just takes about 1 – 2 days.
Also, a bank account will be asked only when you want to withdraw your earned money.
Lets Start Earning Money!
I hope you have read this post & have decided which way you want to go!
If you didn’t read it properly then scroll above & start reading because I have written about the top 10 ways to earn money online.
One thing is certain, nothing is easy these days! So, in order to achieve something you need to work hard at any cost. If you give up early then you won’t succeed.
The internet is only for people who work hard & take actions. You may face many problems in the beginning but those problems will only make you stronger.
Once you get a taste of success then you will be unstoppable. Good Luck!